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Press Release: Gov. Of Canada Celebrates Strong Support For Cutting-Edge Research At Dal

Federal investments in several disciplines will help push the frontiers of knowledge in fields like ocean and coastal research, children’s health, and sustainable infrastructure. Today, Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, accompanied by Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, participated in an event at Dalhousie University to celebrate the appointment of six new innovative and talented researchers as Canada Research Chairs.

Dalhousie University will receive $5.7 million for these new chairs. This includes Dr. Pedram Sadeghian, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Infrastructure. Dr. Sadeghian will explore advanced materials and new technologies to increase the sustainability of existing and new civil engineering infrastructure. This research will lead to new structural systems with longer service life, better performance and less environmental impact, thus helping improve Canada’s infrastructure.

Minister Bains also announced an additional $8.3 million through the Research Support Fund to cover the indirect costs of research at the university as well as nearly $370,000 in infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This funding will help support cutting-edge research in a number of fields, including environmental and climate science.